Drug Use and Abuse: Getting High in the United States


Explores trends in the use, abuse, and regulation of mind-altering substances in the United States. Topics include: patterns of drug use over time and across social groups; drug market creation and regulation; media promotion and condemnation of drug activities; drug policy legislation and enforcement; medicalization of deviance; rise and fall of drug panics; and critical analysis of the casualties of the current war on drugs.
Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • SS
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring